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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Band of Frequencies Soundlounge Friday

With an ethos of freedom from any limitations, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, reggae, soul, electronic and psychedelic styles to create their own expression. The band coined the phrases Free Soul and Cyclonic Sonics to describe their intentions to ‘allow the present moment to evolve into a sound future while reflecting a deep respect for all who have come before us’.

It’s this spirit that resonates within passionate music lovers who have embraced their sound. It’s this essence that has led to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.

Band of Frequencies are often also joined by guest musicians including environmentalist, free surfer and close friend Dave Rastovich, whose melodic percussion and cosmic array of instruments bring a welcome addition to the group. Shannon and Dave recently featured in The Present, a highly acclaimed surf film by renowned Californian filmmaker Thomas Campbell (Sprout, The Seedling) in a trip to West Africa where they recorded music with local griot musicians and surfed some incredible waves.

In September 2011 Band of Frequencies toured California supporting the non-profit organisation ‘Surfers for Cetaceans’ as part an ocean awareness campaign called the TransparentSea Voyage USA, contributing their skills by writing, recording and uploading 23 songs in 23 days. Other guest artists featured on the voyage were Angus Stone, Isabel Lucas, Chris Del Moro, Denny Arberg and Tristan Prettyman. The voyage was very successful in bringing attention to the amazing local environmental organisations on the Californian coast fighting to preserve ocean life and its intricate ecosystems.

Get on the right wavelength this Friday at the Currumbin Soundlounge.

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